Pharmacy Students Honored With Ringing of USS Arizona Bell

Pharmacy Students Honored With Ringing of USS Arizona Bell

By Alexis BlueUniversity Communications
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From left to right, past NCPA President Stephen Giroux, MaHuong Nguyen, David Jacobson, Katie Schiraldi, Lauren Bartoli and team adviser Kevin Boesen.
From left to right, past NCPA President Stephen Giroux, MaHuong Nguyen, David Jacobson, Katie Schiraldi, Lauren Bartoli and team adviser Kevin Boesen.

The bell of the USS Arizona was to be rung today to honor a team of students from The University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy.

The bell – which is rung only on significant occasions in the life of the UA – is tolled at the Student Union Memorial Center on the third Wednesday of each month during the academic year to recognize faculty, staff, students and alumni for achievements that bring prestige and recognition to themselves and the University.

The team of pharmacy students – Lauren Bartoli, Katie Schiraldi, David Jacobson and MaiHuong Nguyen, all Class of 2011– won the National Community Pharmacists Association's 2008 Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition in Tampa, Fla.

The students beat out 30 other teams from across the nation to win a $6,000 prize for their knowledge of pharmacy practice and business.

Half of the money will benefit the College of Pharmacy and half will go to the local student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association, or NCPA.

The students, along with their team adviser and dean, have also been offered a free trip to Puerto Rico for the NCPA 2009 Multiple Locations Conference.

The bell was to be rung at 12:07 p.m. The time corresponds with the date that the battleship was sunk at Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941.

For more information, or to submit a nomination, visit the Outstanding University Achievements Web site.

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